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November 2010

Lancaster Comedy Club offers Nige, Chris Stokes, Kent Valentine for Decemeber

Nige - the creation of comedian Keith CarterAs December approaches The Lancaster Comedy Club at the Borough in Dalton Square has ensured that the extremely high standards it has set for stand up aficcionados in the area is well and truly maintained. The venue have two shows on offer, one on Sunday 12th December and one on Sunday the 19th.

Motorists warned to Take Care in the Cold

Lancashire police are urging motorists to take care now the weather has turned wintry. They say that extra attention is needed now the snow and ice have arrived, particularly with the roads being very busy with people finalising their plans for the Christmas holiday.

Two teenage girls killed in Garstang Road crash

Police appealing for witnesses after two teenage girls from Blackpool were killed in a road accident last night. At approximately 10.15pm police were called to reports on a road traffic collision on Garstang Road in Poulton. On arrival, police found a Renault Clio had left the road and collided with a tree before ending up in a field.

Petitioned MP Ollerenshaw Promises Public Cuts Debate

Cornered at his constituency surgery at Lancaster Library yesterday, Lancaster's MP Eric Ollerenshaw received a letter petition from local people protesting about unfair cuts to services and jobs. To a considerable amount of good-humoured heckling, Mr Ollerenshaw said he had a different view and that he would speak at a public meeting to put his view forward and debate the cuts.

Lancaster Christmas Shelter: LDHAS Launch Appeal

Lancaster and District Homeless Action Services (LDHAS) are appealing for donations for their 24th Christmas Shelter in Lancaster for people who are homeless or in housing poverty over the festive period. The Shelter will be open at St Thomas Church in the city centre from Friday 24th to Wednesday 29th December and will offer food and a safe and warm environment over the Christmas holiday.

Whirlwind Youth Theatre are Stepping into Narnia

Whirlwind Youth Theatre is stepping through C.S. Lewis' world-famous Wardrobe into the frozen waste of Narnia. Four children escaping from the Blitz as evacuees stay in old creepy house owned by professor Kirk and governed by a fierce house keeper called Mrs Macready. They discover a large old spidery wardrobe, full of fur coats, that is a door to the fantastical world of Narnia.

Public sector leaders join forces in face of spending cuts

Leading figures from public sector organisations across the district - including Liberal Democrat Council leader Stuart Langhorn and Conservative County Council leader Geoff Driver - have pledged to work together to support local residents and businesses in these difficult times.

Mopeds stolen in Lancaster

An Aprilia RS Jorge Lorenzo replica motorbike stolen from Cavendish Avenue, Lancaster earlier this month. Police are appealing for information following the theft of a motorbike and two mopeds in Lancaster, taken overnight between 10 and 11 November 2010 from the Marsh area of the city.

500 School Students March in Lancaster Anti-Cuts Demo

Local school students rallied and marched in their hundreds today in Lancaster to protest against the cuts in education such as the abolition of the Education Maintainance Allowance (EMA), which helped teenagers from low-income families to stay on in education after age 16 to study A levels or do vocational training, which has been cut without consultation.

Theatre, dance and comedy a-plenty coming to The Dukes

New drama set on Morecambe Bay, a heart-warming musical play, and the 25th anniversary of its outdoor shows in Lancaster’s Williamson Park are highlights of a celebratory spring/summer season at The Dukes.

Motorists urged to give thieves the cold shoulder

Make sure you give thieves the cold shoulder – that’s the message to motorists from Lancashire Constabulary. The advice comes as a cold snap bites to deter motorists from leaving their cars unattended with the keys in the ignition and engine running while they defrost. “It only takes a few seconds for a thief to drive away in your vehicle," says Inspector Martin Bishop.

Teenage test purchase volunteers needed to crack down on underage sales

Teenagers are being asked to help in the crack down on underage alcohol sales by signing up to be a test purchaser. During operations run by police and Trading Standards, teenage test purchasers enter pubs and off-licences in the Lancaster and Morecambe area to see if staff will challenge them and ask for identification when they try to buy alcohol.

Nationwide appeal following Care Home fraud

Officers have issued photographs of two people they want to speak to in connection with bank card fraud following a theft at a Staffordshire care home earlier this year, believing the suspects may be based in another part of the country - perhaps somewhere in Lancashire.

Claughton Moor Wind farm plans revised, but still causing local concern

Community Windpower Ltd has announced their new plans for Claughton Moor Community Windfarm have been re-submitted to Lancaster City Council - but concerned locals have asked for more time to consider the proposal before it is re-considered by the Planning Committee.

Jingle bells keep Christmas shoppers safe

Shoppers are to be given their own set of Christmas jingle bells to keep their bags and purses safe while out during the festive period. It is the fifth year that police in Lancaster and Morecambe have distributed the bells, which attach to a shopper’s bag and alert them if someone tries to tamper with it.

Sowden Suspended as Councillor

Councillor Keith Sowden, Lancaster City councillor for the Overton ward, will be suspended for a period of 28 days from today until 19th December and will be unable to perform official council duties, including ward work, during that period.

"Bring Down this Unelected Government!" Anger Grows as Cuts Protests Planned:

‘Bring down this unelected coalition government’, was the message repeated again and again at a packed meeting on Thursday evening organised by Lancaster & Morecambe Against the Cuts.

Dismay as Tesco finally comes to town

An photograph of the artist's impression of Lancaster's new Travelodge, courtesy of Tim Hamilton-Cox.When local businesses go under now that Tesco have finally got their way and will open a Metro store in Lancaster, remember it was Councillor Roger Sherlock who proposed approving their plans - united with fellow Labour councillors and Conservative and Liberal Democrat colleagues at this week's...

Former Hornby Head Teacher Goes Green

Former head of Hornby High School Caroline Jackson has announced that she is intending to stand as a Green Party candidate in Lancaster's John O'Gaunt Ward in the 2011 City Council elections.

Morecambe FC kick start new Sainsbury's

Sainsbury's Supermarket opening, Morecambe with Store Manager Martin Corban (left) and Morcambe FC manager Sammy Mcllroy Image courtesy Sainsbury's. © Chris Bull/ UNP 01274 412222 Morecambe FC helped to kick off Sainsbury’s newest store opening in Morecambe today.